Adult Programs and Events

  • SRP
    2022

  • Explore
    Outside

  • Adopt a
    Friend

  • Watch
    and Enjoy

  • Create
    Something

  • Cook
    With Us

  • Discuss
    a Book

  • Tea
    Party

Discover Wonderland at your library Adult Summer Reading Program

Adult June Calendar

Click on the image to download the Summer Program Calendar


Adult Summer Reading Program:

  • Registration begins Monday, May 16.
  • Program runs June 13-July 30.
  • Adults only unless otherwise specified.
  • Track books and program attendance on READSquared or on the FREE readsquared app (available for apple and android devices)!
  • Prizes will be awarded for the most books read, most programs attended, and more!
  • Programs that require pre-registration have limited space. Register for these at any library location, or by contacting Danielle at 828-764-9269.
  • For technology issues or for more information, contact Danielle at 828-764-9269 or by email at programs@bcpls.org.




Sign-up for Programs

Programs that require pre-registration are marked as such on flyers and the calendar. These programs have limited space. Register for these at any library location, or by contacting Danielle at 828-764-9269.

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer for all the details.

Note: Most July programs will not have registration beginning until later in June.

Read Squared

This year, we are using READSquared for Summer Reading Registration and Tracking. It's an all-in-one program that you can use on a computer, or through an app on your smart phone or tablet. Visit our ReadSquared Homepage to register online and track your books.
Need help registering or navigating the system? Watch the videos below, or call/stop by the library for more help. For technology issues or for more information, contact Danielle at 828-764-9269 or by email at programs@bcpls.org.

READSquared: Registration Tutorial



READSquared: How to track your Reading Tutorial



READSquared: How to cash in raffle tickets Tutorial



READSquared: How to Switch Between Accounts




Sign-up for Programs

Programs that require pre-registration are marked as such on flyers and the calendar. These programs have limited space. Register for these at any library location, or by contacting Danielle at 828-764-9269.

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer for all the details.

Note: Most July programs will not have registration beginning until later in June.

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer

Discover Wonderland at your library Adult Summer Reading Program

Create Something Wonderful

  
												Bath Tea & Soapmaking
						C.B. Hildebrand Public Library
						Tuesday, June 14
						3pm
						Join us to discover tea can be used
						for things other than just to drink!
						*Adults only
						*Must pre-register
						Call 828-764-9269 for more information
						*Limited Space
					 

Download the Bath Tea and Soapmaking Flyer




  
								Wednesday, June 22
								6pm
								Morganton PublicLibrary
								Use various items tocreate your
								very own
								funky chapeau!
								YOU will be the Hatter!
								-Adults only
								-Must pre-register
								*Call 828-764-9269 formore information.
								-Limited space
					 

Download the Hatter's Made Creations Flyer




  
								Boba Tea
								Keychains
								Friday
								July 1
								3pm
								C.B.
								Hildebrand
								Public
								Library
								Adultsonly
								Pre-registrationrequired
								*Call
								828-764-9269
								for moreinformation.
					 

Download the Boba Tea Keychains Flyer




  
								Fairytale Jewelry
							Tuesday, July 12
							4pm
							C.B. Hildebrand
							Public Library
							*Adults only
							*Must pre-register
							Create a fairytale
							inspired piece of
							wearable art!
							-Call 828-764-9269 for more information.
					 

Download the Fairytale Jewelry Flyer




  
							Teacup Candle
							Monday, July 25
							5:30pm
							Morganton Public Library
							Create a dainty candle in a teacup!
							-Adults only
							-Pre-registration required
							*Supplies provided, however, if you wish to
							bring your own teacup you are welcome to!
							Call 828-764-9269 for more information.					
							 

Download the Teacup Candle Flyer





Needlework in the Mornings

Needlework in the Morning


Friday, June 3rd - 10am at the Valdese Public Library
Friday, June 10th - 10am at Little Guatemala
Friday, June 24th - 10am at CoMMA's Outdoor Seating Area (Bring your own lawn chair!)

Friday, July 1st - 10am at the Valdese Public Library
Friday, July 8th - 10am at Little Guatemala
Friday, July 22nd - 10am at CoMMA's Outdoor Seating Area (Bring your own lawn chair!)

Open to all ages and skill levels, Needlework in the Morning is a way to meet with fellow knitters, crocheters and anyone who enjoys needlework. Share ideas and hone skills! Just bring your own materials(yarn, needles/hook).
No registration necessary.
For more information, please call 828-764-9269.

  
								Welding Class
								with Sams Recycled Art
								4575 State Rd 1544 Valdese
								Monday, June 20
								9:30am
								Learn the basics of welding & create
								a small piece of art to take home!
								-Call 828-764-9269 for more
								information.
								*Limited space
								*Adults only
								*Pre-registration
								required
								
								*A $25 Non-refundable fee will
								be required to participate!
								(Participants will meet at location.)
					 

Download the Welding Class Flyer

Note: non-refundable registration fee of $25 is due within 7 days of registration for this program. Please contact Danielle with questions at 828-764-9269




  
						Teacup Birdfeeder
						Thursday, June 30
						6pm
						Valdese Public Library
						Adults only
						*Limited space, Pre-registration required
						Create a birdfeeder using teacups!
						All supplies provided
						*Call 828-764-9269 for more information.					 

Download the Teacup Birdfeeder Flyer




  
						Kokedama-PlantsKokedama-Unusual Plants
						Kokedama is a Japanese gardening methodthat involves wrapping a plant’s roots in aball of soil and moss to grow.
						Monday, 11Monday, July 11
						5:30pm5:30pm
						Morganton LibraryMorganton Public Library
						*only*Adults only
						*required*Pre-registration required
						Call 828-764-9269for moreinformation.
					 

Download the Kokedama Flyer




  
					Library Dragon
					Monday, July 18
					6pm
					C.B. Hildebrand Public Library
					Create a Library Dragon of your very own
					for your yard to keep watch over your
					home and the books inside!
					*Limited space, must pre-register
					*Adults only
					-Call 828-764-9269 for more information.
					 

Download the Library Dragon Flyer




  
					Thursday, July 28
					2pm
					C.B. Hildebrand Public Library
					Create beautiful yard art usingglass plates, etc.
					*Call 828-764-9269 formore information.
					*register*Must pre-register
					*only*Adults only
					 

Download the Glass Plate Flowers Flyer

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer

Discover Wonderland at your library Adult Summer Reading Program

Cooking Programs

  
						No-Bake Tart
						Tuesday, June 28
						3pm at CBH
			Join us as we learn to make a yummy
			tart.
			Oven not required!
			*Adults only
			*Limited space, must pre-register
			Call 828-764-9269 for more information.
					 

Download the No-Bake Tart Flyer

  
							Summer Soups
							Thursday, July 14
							5pm
							Valdese Public Library
							Join us as we learn to make soups that
							are meant to be served chilled.
							Perfect for summer lunches!
							*Adults only
							*Limited space,
							must pre-register
							-Call 828-764-9269 for
							more information.
					 

Download the Summer Soups Flyer




Tasty Tuesday

Tasty Tuesday is taking a summer break! Checkout previous recipes on YouTube.

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer

Discover Wonderland at your library Adult Summer Reading Program

Book Discussions

Book Discussion Group

The Valdese Plot Hounds Book Discussion Group meets monthly!

Upcoming Books for Fall:

August - Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke

September - Midnight Library by Matt Haig

October - The Witch's Daughter by Paula Brackston

November - The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey

December - The Survivors by Jane Harper

January 2023 - Choose your own book! Bring it with you and we will discuss.

  
							Valdese Plot Hounds
							Book Discussion
							Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
							By Lewis Carroll
							Tuesday, June 21
							Valdese Public Library
							10 AM
							Adult Program
							*Call 828-764-9269 for more information
					 

Download the June Book Discussion Flyer




  
							Valdese Plot Hounds
					Book Discussion
					Through the Looking Glass
					By Lewis Carroll
					Tuesday, July 21 Valdese Public Library
					10 AM
					Adult Program
					*Call 828-764-9269 for more information
					 

Download the July Book Discussion Flyer

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer